Monday, March 29, 2010

Horse bite

Carson came in from outside crying and I asked him what happened, thinking he'd say he fell off his bike or something, and he tells me he got bit by a horse! It didn't even compute for a second and then Zoe was there saying, "Yeah Mom, the horse bit him on his shoulder!". Horse? What horse? We don't have a horse! So come to find out the kids were all down IN the field next door with the neighbor's wild horses and one decided to try to pick up Carson by his shoulder. Luckily he wasn't hurt too badly, just an ugly horse mouth shaped bruise. Needless to say we have since told the kids it is never a good idea to get inside the field and next to horses without supervision (seriously, is this not obvious?! I guess we forgot to cover that topic...) Anyway, Carson is fine and we had fun calling him Horsebite for a week or so.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cute things

This is Zoe holding the little crocheted owl I made for a friend's baby shower... Isn't he cute? Zoe was sad I gave him away, so now I need to make another one.

This is a cute little flower I made with stamped hearts. Of course it needed a bucket of cookies to grow in to be complete.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Roller skating

We had a family roller skating party for Matt's birthday and it was a lot of fun! We had about 5 families there and we all skated. For some of us it has been a few years since we were on skates, but it's like riding a bike, it comes back, sort of! Doing the Hokey Pokey (after all, that's what it's all about)
Carson got roller blades for Christmas so he was loving it. He skated non-stop as you can see by his pink, sweaty face!

Carson did the races and won a ticket for a free drink! Way to go Carson!

Carson and Dillon racing around the floor

Saturday, March 6, 2010

La Tour Eiffel

Ok, this will be my last Paris post. I know you're all probably thinking 'enough already'! But I took so many pictures! So I'll end my Paris blogging with the centerpiece of Paris, La Tour Eiffel. It was so pretty! Even with the tip top in the clouds it was really cool.

Going up in the original 1889 hydraulic lift was neat. The giant wheels that turn the cables were amazing. We only got to go to the middle tier. The very top was closed, maybe because it was in the cloud cover? Anyway, where we were was pretty high as it was! Mom wouldn't even go up. It was chilly up there!

I absolutely LOVED the brown color of the Eiffel Tower. It was so pretty! I bought the cutest brown & orange mugs at the gift shop up top :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

L'Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is in the center of an intersection where about 13 streets meet and there are like 5 lanes in a roundabout, it's crazy busy! The good news is that there is an underground passage for pedestrians so you walk under all the traffic and come out right at the base of the Arc. Pretty cool. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is directly beneath it with its ever burning flame. The details on everything are amazing. We climbed to the top (more circular stone stairs) and the view is spectacular.
This is the sign for the Musee d'Orsay. Of course I had to stand by it because Mo is my nickname :) We only did the Louvre, but I definitely want to come back some day and go through the M'O so I can see all the Impressionists works!

Dad and me inside the Louvre. So much to see! These cases had the coolest miniature artifacts. I can't imagine having to dust and clean all those knick knacks!

I couldn't resist. Hope I don't get an Egyptian curse.

Heads & Tails in the Louvre


The Venus de Milo...

Mona & me...